The club’s other social media sites
We have a public blog and Facebook page. The popular and long-established blog has light-hearted ride reports, photos and videos. The Facebook page shares some basic information about the club.
Once you have paid your subscription you can join the club’s private Facebook page and Strava club, but you do not have to use Facebook to hear about the club’s rides and events – use the calendar on this website and look out for club emails to members.
We are affiliated with British Cycling. It is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It administers most competitive cycling in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Their mission is to ‘deliver international sporting success, grow and effectively govern cyclesport and inspire and support people to cycle regularly.’ So, now you know.
‘RIDE’ membership of British Cycling very usefully provides 3rd party liability insurance worth up to £10m, legal support, travel insurance and other benefits: membership of British Cycling. You also get discounts at Halfords and Chain Reaction Cycles and reduced bike insurance. You should easily save the cost of your membership in a year.
You may prefer membership of Cycling UK (what was the Cyclists’ Tourists Club – CTC). Membership provides similar benefits to that of British Cycling but they are not as sport and racing focused. They campaign effectively for cyclists’ rights.
We are also affiliated to Cycling Time Trials, the national governing body for cycling road time trials in the UK. This insures the club (not the riders) for the time trials that it runs.
Cycling and cycle racing has many governing associations! This is for the club’s General Secretary to worry about, but here are links to the significant local associations responsible for organising races and time trials in Sussex, Kent and the South East.
For information on all the events in the South East use the Spinwheels website; it’ll help you make sense of the above, maybe.